The Upper Sea to Summit trail is a short, moderately technical, intermediate trail that begins just off the Summit Plaza at the top of the gondola. Weaving its way down the lift line through granite outcroppings and old growth forest, the trail eventually makes its way to the base of Wrinkle Rock. Here among the giant boulders and beautiful folded granite seams of Wrinkle Rock is a nice spot for a picnic. The trail can either be taken back up to the summit or continued further as it traverses out to join the lower part of the Sea to Summit Trail. Combined with the Shannon Basin Loop Trail, this is an excellent afternoon hike of easy to moderate difficulty.
Access is via the top of the gondola, just off the Summit Plaza.
Level of difficulty: Intermediate/Advanced. Some steep & challenging sections. Requires fixed rope lines to assist you.
Distance: 1 km one way/2 km direct return. 4.2 km when connected with Shannon Basin Loop
Estimated time: 1 hour return or 2 hours with loop
Elevation Gain: 162 m descent to Shannon Creek Basin Trail junction